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29TH EIBA / EIASM JOHN H. DUNNING DOCTORAL TUTORIAL IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS



RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, DECEMBER 1, 2015
CHAIRPERSONS

The co-chairs of the 29TH EIBA / EIASM JOHN H. DUNNING DOCTORAL TUTORIAL IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (2015) are:

  • Gabriel R.G. BENITO, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
     
  • Jean-François HENNART, Center for Research in Economics and Business, Tilburg University, Netherlands

FACULTY

PROF. GABRIEL R.G. BENITO (Co-Chair)
BI NORWEGIAN BUSINESS SCHOOL, NORWAY

PROF. TIMOTHY DEVINNEY
LEEDS UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, U.K.

PROF. JEAN-FRANCOIS HENNART (Co-Chair)
CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS, TILBURG UNIVERSITY, NETHERLANDS

PROF. SUZANA RODRIGUES
FUMEC, BRAZIL
ERASMUS UNIVERSITY, NETHERLANDS

PROF. UDO ZANDER
STOCKHOLM SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, SWEDEN

BACKGROUND

The first objective of the John H. Dunning Doctoral Tutorial in International Business is to provide an opportunity for doctoral students in International Business (IB) to potentially discuss their research plans and works-in-progress with a distinguished international Faculty. A secondary purpose is to acquaint them with an international network of people, all linked to the IB field and EIBA. The core faculty of the Tutorial is composed of leading scholars in International Business.

The number of student participants accepted for the annual Doctoral Tutorial is strictly limited to ten (as this EIBA doctoral event involves a considerable amount of faculty feedback and discussion; therefore, the current one-day format cannot accommodate more students). The doctoral thesis project with the most potential (as selected by the Faculty immediately following the event) is awarded the EIBA Best Doctoral Thesis Proposal in International Business Award, consisting of a certificate and money prize.

Students participating in the EIBA doctoral events (free-of-charge) are expected to also attend the main conference – and are therefore required to register and pay for the EIBA Annual Conference. (Please note that the Doctoral Tutorial and Doctoral Symposium are closed and complimentary pre-conference events intended for fully-registered PhD student delegates who have previously applied for and been accepted to one of the EIBA doctoral events. There are lower conference registration fees available for PhD student delegates.)

ATTENTION: Submissions not accepted for the Doctoral Tutorial may be considered for the Doctoral Symposium; however, there is no implied guarantee of acceptance for any doctoral or other event (i.e., the final decisions rest solely with the respective event organisers).

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The 29th John H. Dunning Doctoral Tutorial (JHD-DT) targeted towards International Business doctoral students is being organized in conjunction with the 41st Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy (EIBA). The 2015 JHD-DT will take place at the PUC-Rio facilities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, prior to the official opening reception of the EIBA Annual Conference, and will be co-chaired by Jean-François Hennart and Gabriel R.G. Benito.

Students who are selected to participate in the Tutorial will be requested to present a short paper about their thesis proposal – and required to submit an updated ten-page version of their thesis proposal by October 31, 2015 (according to the formatting guidelines as listed below). An award will be presented to the participating student with the most promising thesis proposal. (Click HERE to view the complete list of previous Tutorial award winners.) Please note that all accepted students participating in this event must be fully registered for the EIBA 2015 Rio conference – this is a mandatory requirement.

We are particularly keen to encourage applications from doctoral students who, although not yet being close to having completed their thesis, are already at an advanced stage and have already developed a clear idea of the theories, data and methods they will use (or are in the process of collecting data), and of their intended research design. That is, we welcome especially applications from doctoral candidates who are mid-way through their thesis. (Those in the early stages may be interested in applying for the EIBA Doctoral Symposium instead.) We also encourage applicants from schools that do not as yet have established IB faculty research groups.

ATTENTION: The submission deadline for the main EIBA 2015 conference is April 30, 2015. (See www.eiba2015.org for more details.)

As the number of students accepted for the JHD-DT is strictly limited, those interested in applying for this event are urged to send:

by May 31, 2015

  • a three-page abstract of your doctoral project (Times Roman 12 font, single line spacing, 3-page limit including any figures or tables, excluding references)
  • your CV in which you are kindly requested to mention:
    • the number of months (years) you have been working on your doctoral thesis
    • the name of your main thesis advisor

Applicants should divide their three-page abstracts into the following sections in roughly the proportions shown below as a guideline:

  1. the central research question addressed (to include a brief statement of the topic – the topic must clearly relate to international business – and of the issue or problem that motivates the research) [10%];
  2. theory and literature review [20%];
  3. research design, data and methodology (to include hypotheses in the case of quantitative methods, and the methods of measurement and the generative questions that will guide grounded theory building in the case of those using qualitative methods) [30%];
  4. expected results and summary of the evidence of the study thus far (to include if applicable an outline of any preliminary findings) [20%];
  5. expected contribution and its significance to scholarship in the IB field [10%]; and
  6. conclusions, and remaining concerns or problems to be overcome [10%].

NOTE: If your thesis is made up of papers, it may make sense to introduce the theme and then to focus on one of the papers so that you can provide sufficient details.


The submission deadline is May 31, 2015.

The deadline (May 31, 2015) is over. Therefore it is no longer possible to submit.

Acceptance to the EIBA 2015 Doctoral Tutorial (or Doctoral Symposium) will be communicated by June 30, 2015.
ATTENTION: Selected students must confirm their participation by July 31, 2015.

GUIDELINES FOR THE FINAL PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

´╗┐Guidelines to participants of the doctoral tutorial for the preparation of their paper and presentation.
 
Papers should be a maximum of 10 pages (10 point Times New Roman, 1.5 line spacing) (excluding bibliography). PowerPoint presentations for the Doctoral tutorial itself should consist of a maximum of 10 slides. We strongly advise students to divide their 10 pages and 10 slides into 6 mandatory sections as follows: (1) the central research question addressed (to include a brief statement of the topic, and of the issue or problem that motivates the research) [1 page or 1 slide]; (2) theory and literature review [2 pages or 2 slides]; (3) research design, qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods (rationale, data collection and analysis techniques) [3 pages or 3 slides]; (4) expected results and summary of the evidence of the study thus far (to include an outline of any preliminary findings if applicable) [2 pages or 2 slides]; (5) expected contribution and its significance to IB scholarship [1 page or 1 slide]; and (6) conclusions, and remaining concerns or problems to be overcome (to include any areas in which help would still be useful, and any questions for the faculty panel) [1 page or 1 slide].

PRACTICALITIES

Participation in the 29th EIBA / EIASM John H. Dunning Doctoral Tutorial in International Business is open only to those students whose papers have been selected and accepted for presentation at the Tutorial this year (i.e., this is a closed session, by invitation only), and who have agreed to attend the entire 41st EIBA Annual Conference at PUC-Rio in Brazil.

- Location
The JHD Doctoral Tutorial will take place at PUC-Rio (Room 7). The exact address is:
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Rua Marquês de São Vicente 225, Gávea -
Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil - 22451-900
Cx. Postal: 38097 - Phone: (55 21) 3527-1001

- Transportation from hotels to PUC-Rio on Tuesday, December 1

Vehicle

From

To

Pick up time

Bus

Hotels Pestana/Everest/Marina

Puc Rio

7:00 / 7:30 /7:50

- Dinner
A dinner is organized for the participants of the JHD Doctoral Tutorial. It will take place on November 30 at 20:00 pm in the Giuseppe Grill Leblon, Address: Av. Bartolomeu Mitre,230 - Leblon, Telephones: +55 21 2249 3055 / +55 21 999 155 556 (mobile).
The restaurant is within walking distance (500 meters) from Marina Palace hotel.
See map here
People will meet in the lobby of Marina Palace hotel at 7:30pm and then leave at 7:45 for the restaurant.

PROGRAMME

Please CLICK HERE to download the programme of the 29th JHD Doctoral Tutorial in International Business.

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

Please CLICK HERE to download the list of participants.

DOCTORAL EVENT ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Marion HEBBELYNCK – EIASM Event Manager
EIBA c/o EIASM - PLACE DE BROUCKÈRE PLEIN 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel.: +32 2 226 66 60 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: marion.hebbelynck@eiasm.be